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Word of the Day: Prepare

Sep 27, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

pre-pare / pri-ˈper
1.      to put in a state of readiness
The way you prepare the bed, so shall you sleep.
Yiddish Proverb
2.      to put in a correct frame of mind
Prepare yourself for when the water comes up to your knees.
Congolese Proverb
3.      to plan ahead of time
Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
English Proverb
4.      of medicine, to compose or put together
One may prepare cough syrup from lemon juice, honey, and olive oil.
from ‘Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants’ by Christopher Martin Cumo, ?-
5.      to write out beforehand
In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.
Chinese Proverb

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By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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